Usain Bolt’s 100m world record is 9.58 seconds. A shot deer can cover 500 yards in well under a minute…especially on level terrain.I would used to have said double lunged animals don't run far - I had a KS deer once that I double lunged that probably ran 500 yards .... crazy. I even told my buddy I could have sworn I punched right through both lungs but no way does a deer run that far with the hit I thought I'd made .... but it did and I absolutely hit both lungs. Even the big buck last year ran at least 200 yards with both lungs sliced
but I'm tenacious now too - if I shoot an animal and its within 500 yards of where I shot it, I'll find it. I lost an elk once to not being determined - I'll never give up again like that
Are you just in the mood for a new head? If youve had good results with what you know works for you, why swap after 1 misplaced arrow?Well after bragging on the G5's I had a little mishap this weekend. shot a doe saturday evening .... thought the shot was perfect until I got to my arrow and it was mostly meat with very little blood. At that point it enters my mind that it was probably high. I give it a little time and start down the trail.... just pin drops of blood at first and like usual with the G5 no blood at all for the first 20 yards which is getting old quick. Finally I get to some better blood but still not a lot. Then I go back to just pin drops again. Then it opens up again and I'm finding some decent blood... come to a spot where I can smell a deer and a decent amount of blood..... and from that spot on I got two little pin drops and that was it. Left the trail about 45 min after dark and returned the next morning... never found more blood and started making circles. No more sign. I'm guessing I was just high in the "no man's land" area but at the time I thought the shot was perfect. I hate this part of bowhunting.... I will say in 25 years of bowhunting it's only the 2nd one I've lost but it still sucks. Would be 3rd one but BBD's old dog Cash found a buck for me that was a bad shot several years back.
I guess I should have put a dog on the trail but I was starting to assume non-lethal at that point. Regardless, not happy with the lack of damage the Montec did. So now I'm a broadhead free-agent.... looking for options.